Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Violets, A Poem
Originally uploaded by Emily Barney
I love flowers and poems about flowers, and I hope you enjoy my post today about violets.
Do you have volunteer violets at your house? We have a lot of them, a carpet of violets along the alley where we keep our garbage and recycling bins.
I like it when the violets spread, and they don't need any care from me. Once in a while I water them.
"I love all things the season bring,
All buds that start, all birds that sing,
All leaves from white to jet,
All the sweet words that summer sends,
When she recalls her flowery friends,
But chief -- the violet.
by B.W. Procter, better known as Barry Cornwall, from his poem "The Violet."